President Donald Trump is afraid of black people so he attacks them, according to the ghostwriter of his best-selling book "The Art of the Deal".
Ball's son and two other players were arrested and accused of shoplifting from a Louis Vuitton store in China during his team's weeklong trip to the country. "You got all this s- to say about LaVar Ball, but you publicly support Ray [sic] Moore, this sexual f-ing deviant". "Too bad! LaVar is just a poor man's version of Don King, but without the hair", Trump tweeted this week.
In another tweet, Trump took sole credit for getting LiAngelo Ball out of a long-term prison sentence - and not the White House, the State Department or LaVar Ball's associates in China.
"The audience who sees Ball on TV now might not follow basketball or the Balls and probably wouldn't buy the shoes anyway", he said. More recently, the president has been fiercely critical of black athletes protesting the "Star Spangled-Banner" as a demonstration against white supremacy in the U.S. "I need to go over and get them.' That wasn't the thought process". "You come around and shake my hand, and meet me, or meet my son, or anybody and then say you know what, maybe I can help you out".
Since the feud, Ball has been the subject of jokes on NBC's famed comedy show "Saturday Night Live". Trump claims that he intervened on behalf of the players, but LaVar Ball won't admit it, prompting a furious barrage of tweets from the Mango Maniac.
"You are a threat to society", the actor said of the president. You'll find economists and analysts who can back that up.
He also warned that Mr Ball "could have spent the next 5 to 10 years during Thanksgiving with your son in China, but no National Basketball Association contract to support you" had it not been for his intervention. "Ungrateful fool!", Trump tweeted.
Berman asked whether Trump's attack was down to "what LaVar Ball said or, as some are alleging, how he looks".